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BORGES, Moema da Silva; PINHO, Diana Lúcia Moura and SANTOS, Silvéria Maria dos. The social representations of traditional midwives and their way to care. Cad. CEDES [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.79, pp. 373-385. ISSN 0101-3262. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-32622009000300007.
Based on the Sociology of Absences and Emergencies by Boaventura de Souza Santos, this paper discusses the social representations of the know-how of traditional midwives. It seeks to highlight the need for a dialog between different knowledge and indicates that popular education can contribute to an ecology of knowledge and to the educational practice of health professionals.
Keywords : Popular education in health; Social representations; Traditional midwives.